Aims: To practise giving advice and suggestions. To trigger creative
contributions. To generate interaction from a simple raw material.
1 Get a student to say the first sentence below to his neighbour. The
latter makes a suggestion, and goes on to utter the next of my sentences,
and so on.
2 If the students are a bit cold, do the following; get them all to write
down a piece of advice for the first sentence on a page-give them time.
Then, you can go around the class enjoying the wide variety of
contributions which are sure to ensue.
(I actually did the uttering of the sentences, and allowed the students to
propose the advice).
Note: For some sentences you may get really boring answers, devoid of any
thought-get them to modify it, change it a bit, spice it up, use
I HAVE A HEADACHE.
I HATE WORKING.
I FEEL SAD.
I WANT TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT.
I LOVE PEOPLE.
I AM ALWAYS LATE.
I KEEP LOSING MY CREDIT CARD.
MY FRIENDS DON'T WANT TO SEE ME.
I HAVE A RED NOSE.
I AM ALWAYS CRASHING MY CAR.
I WOULD LOVE TO MEET SOME PEOPLE.
IT WOULD BE GREAT TO BE RICH.
MY STOMACH IS HUGE
I AM VERY INTELLECTUAL.
MOTHER SAYS I AM ATTRACTIVE.
YOU SHOULD + INFINITIVE
YOU OUGHT TO + INFINITIVE (FORMAL)
IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA IF YOU + PAST SIMPLE
IF I WERE YOU, I WOULD ...
YOU HAD BETTER ... + INFINITIVE
YOU WILL HAVE TO + INFINITIVE
IT IS TIME YOU + PAST SIMPLE
WHY DON'T YOU ... + INFINITIVE
YOU COULD ALWAYS ... + INFINITIVE
HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT ... + ING
IMPERATIVES (Don't ... Do ...)
Submitted by Gerard Counihan